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Projects are underway across Port and South Hedland as to set out to create a nationally significant friendly city where people are proud to call home. 

South Hedland Town Centre trial road modifications

South Hedland Town Centre trial road modifications

Commencing 6am, Monday 3 November 2014

Earlier this year the Town of Port Hedland, Main Roads WA and Landcorp investigated road modifications in the South Hedland Town Centre to improve driver and pedestrian safety.

The Town will be trialling these modifications from 6am, Monday 3 November 2014 and we want your feedback on whether these road modifications work or not.


Trial modifications include:

  • Wise Terrace (road in front of South Hedland Square at Coles entrance) is now one way, entering from Murdoch Drive/Forrest Circle and exiting to throssell Road only
  • Rason Link (road between South Hedland Town Square and South Hedland Square carpark) will become a temporary taxi rank. Entry/exit via Forrest Circle - there will be bollard blocking entry via Wise Terrace

Share your feedback

These trial modifications are temporary - we want to know what you think about them and how it can be improved.

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Community members can also provide feedback via our online survey.


South Hedland Youth Space & Skate Park

 In conjunction with partners BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, Lotterywest and Landcorp, the Town is developing Australia’s largest skate facility. The $3.6M project is currently under construction on the corner of Forrest Circle and McLarty Boulevard next to the South Hedland Aquatic Facility.

This exciting project started back in 2011 when the Town engaged with youth, schools and community leaders through workshops and events to establish a master plan for this space. These groups, and many more, will continue to be involved through the construction, opening and activation processes. Watch this space for more information!   
The new completion date by Convic is 10 February 2015, followed by installation of shade structures by Landmark Products completing by 12 March 2015. The fence will be up for consolidation of plants and grassed area. Opening ceremony is scheduled to coincide with the Markets on 20 March 2015.

 Old Port Hedland Cemetery Upgrade

The Old Port Hedland Cemetery is located on 1.6ha of remnant coastal dune along Sutherland Street opposite Cemetery Beach Community Park. The Cemetery is a historic and culturally significant site with links to Port Hedland’s pioneering days and is listed in the Town of Port Hedland Municipal Inventory of Heritage Places.  
Following community consultation and workshops, a landscaping plan has been adopted that will acknowledge the multicultural history of the site and make it an attractive, peaceful place of reflection. The project will see the installation of pathways, shade structures, memorial walls and minimal landscaping to reflect the Pilbara environment and sensitivity of the site. 
Environmental Industries Pty Ltd have commenced work on 13th January and due for completion in June. SCAPE-ISM is working on artwork that will be installed in June 2015. The project is expected to be completed by July 2015. The $780K project is funded by BHP Billiton and Lotterywest.

Scotty’s Training Café – Marquee Park Splash & Play

Marquee Park Splash & Play is a district level park which was opened to the community in March 2013 and contains a water spray playground, kiosk, caretaker’s residence, ablutions, children’s playground, BBQ facilities and landscaped areas. Scotty's Cafe

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd has funded the $1.5M project to expand the kiosk into a fully functioning café that offers a contemporary dining experience and adds to the social hub capacity of the park. Scotty’s Training Café will represent the leadership and mentoring bond between Fortescue Metals Group Ltd founder Andrew Forrest and aboriginal elder Scotty Black. It will provide an opportunity to build social capital through establishing the venue as a training facility that will provide employment pathways for people in the hospitality industry.

The new cafe facility has been designed to seat approximately 70 people in an indoors and alfresco environment. The construction tender is currently advertised and closes on 15 December 2014. A process will commence shortly to engage a not-for-profit organisation to operate Scotty’s Training Café. Fortescue Metals Group Ltd is also supporting the initial operating costs. The project is expected to be completed by June 2015. 

South Hedland Waste Management Facility Development

The current South Hedland Waste Management Facility (SHWMF) is located on North Circular Road, South Hedland and operated by the Town under Department Environmental Regulation license. In March 2014 the Council endorsed a business plan supporting the eventual development of a new waste management facility and the closure and rehabilitation of the current site. The estimated life of the current facility is 6-16 years depending on waste diversion and recycling opportunities.

Funding of $1M has been provided through the Department of Planning’s Northern Planning Program to support the business case, planning and investigations for a new waste management facility. The outcome of desktop studies and consultation workshops has recommended a site on Great Northern Highway near the Boodarie Industrial Estate. Officers are now working through detailed site investigations, including survey, ecological studies, air quality, noise and vibration studies, flood and hydrology studies, geotechnical reports, heritage and cultural reports and traffic investigations. This is expected to be completed by June 2015.

New Waste Management Facility Studies – Cardno WA has been awarded the contract to perform studies to confirm that Preferred Site 6 near Bodaarie is suitable to develop the site as Class IV landfill facility.  If the Preferred Site 6 is unsuitable, studies will be undertaken at other recommended sites to find a suitable landfill site for ToPH.

 Wedgefield Road, Traffic & Drainage Master Plan

The Town has committed $150,000 to develop a master plan that will inform the staged improvement of roads, drainage and verges throughout Wedgefield. The project will: 

  • Assess road condition and configuration
  • Review Restricted Access Vehicle network for functionality, suitability and impact on assets
  • Review drainage requirements and functionality
  • Assess verge treatments
    • Property access requirements, compliance and impact on drainage
    • Verge parking options
    • Landscaping options

The Town will be working very closely with Main Roads WA, Pilbara Ports Authority, the transport industry, residents and businesses in Wedgefield to achieve the best results for the project. Stakeholders should watch this space for more information on how they can be involved. 

Please complete our short online survey to assist us to ascertain the types of businesses and vehicles used by these businesses in the area of Wedgefield. 

Please see vehicle category document for classification details of vehicle type.